What’s new – 28th May 2017

Although it feels like we’ve been slow to churn out new maps, you’d not think it if you looked back at progress over the last fortnight.

We’ve just made this week’s release live. In it, you’ll find the new Southampton map covering Worting Junction (now on the slightly extended Esher to Basingstoke map) to Hinton Admiral and filling in our coverage on the Hinton Admiral to Weymouth map. The West of England map has been extended too, and covers Grateley, Andover and Overton up to Worting Junction, plus Dean, Mottisfont & Dunbridge and Romsey to both Eastleigh and Redbridge.

The keener eyed amongst you will note that the Southampton map is drawn with London at the right and Bournemouth on the left. We’re in the process of revising how we draw maps of the routes out of Waterloo – our original plan several years ago is proving difficult for trains out of Waterloo, which is the only terminus in London that we consider to be in the lower-left quadrant of a fictitious circle around London. We are planning to switch the direction of the other maps, but we need to write some software to correctly realign all the elements. So, for now, please accept our apologies!

In other news, the Exeter and Westbury maps have the missing signals between the maps added.

We’ve also fixed route indications on the Darlington map, which should now show correctly for all trains entering and leaving the south side of the station.

Everything else is minor and not worth calling out individually. If you’ve reported a problem to support@opentraintimes.com, you should have had an email when the problem has been investigated and/or fixed. If you need to report an issue, it’s best by email – we can keep track of it, rather than trying to pick up potential issues from Facebook, Twitter, email and the blog!

Until next time, enjoy the Bank Holiday!

2 thoughts on “What’s new – 28th May 2017

  1. Hi peter

    Very minor error. Approaching Castle Cary from the west, signal 47 is preceded by 74R. One of those must be a typo with the numbers the wrong way around!
    Many thanks for this weeks update!
    Cheers
    James

  2. Peter,

    Thank you for the new Southampton diagram and the extensions of the adjoining diagrams to give full coverage of routes from Waterloo to Exeter and Weymouth and the Salisbury Southampton Routes.

    Can we have a diagram linking Guildford To Wokingham and Ascot combined with a link from Pirbright Junction to Alton please.

    I have an idea for layout sketched out in Word which support email address would you like me to use?

    David

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